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Corpus Christi Marina Webcam

Here is a link to a cool web cam just a few yards from our RC Sailing location overlooking the Corpus Christi Marina and the Corpus Christi skyline beyond. Enjoy 

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lookr.com%2Flookout%2F1449608747-Corpus-Christi%23action-play-day&h=ATMFTghs-04LqnIxH_TZ6VAYPqIP-GLuN3xDiaysi_3rRLlFY-l7WoYIkgi6cYqw_5q2AU1NaE61ozeCrA01p9xKTW_L0rgOtkj13J71S97TkFpIG0r5aKDOeryd-SSPZVkAHWWwXjNqTKIooHoIjbGQFIE1hSpGuFOKbBghQOmEkqGXyJnTxzurk-fHKY784cF2mXuu_v53HA4SDwusaejdkgOeZoPywVrn0uUX6D3FzYVyXfmz4QpCr6Vmuw

4 Days And Counting……

Just 4 days remaining until the RED CHEVRON, First Annual Salt Water Challenge – RC Laser Regatta in beautiful downtown Corpus Christi, TX! If you are interested in attending its still not too late to sign up. Just send me an e-mail at egregory@satx.rr.com . The weather is promising to be comfortable but I recommend bringing a light rain jacket just to be safe. The current weather forecast is listed below:

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Visit The Texas State Aquarium While in Corpus Christi

While you are sailing at the Salt Water Challenge, RC Laser Regatta your family could be next door visiting the: The Texas State Aquarium.  https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.texasstateaquarium.org%2F&h=ATMTi9d3wtEmRZBZD2d1HNzV037L3uIXoLDjHvV_yDyJHsKd7Sms_DpJ3a1RBWEPKkOb8jIW8vm3mK7BPK7Ay_B6UYHiwFcvzeCgKhko8MSXsXo51on7XKxE0RgNvkJogXTINreXwV8DA8PdzmwX6o6iRS_TjTjLTTOFP-kQdhESfZXsRtD8u6PdVt3ejU1R7JmA3A4bCZY6-jECwiZm1sYQzfkupaICtRU_CVZYlgjzB6J1FXavTSB0561oqfmQGZH08bYdVAJGigcn

Here is the current Regatta forecast for The Coastal Bend’s Salt Water Challenge, RC Laser Regatta scheduled for February 10th & 11th, 2018:

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New Chase Boat!

No more paddling after out of control boats. Very Nice!

Just a reminder, there are 20 days remaining until the RED CHEVRON, First Annual Salt Water Challenge – RC Laser Regatta in beautiful downtown Corpus Christi, TX!

If you haven’t registered there is still time and we have boats available. E-mail me for information: eric@coastalbendmyc.com


William is ready to go!

Time to Prep Our RC Lasers for the 2018 Salt Water Challenge!

As the regatta name implies, Salt-Water can be a Challenge but there’s an easy solution: Fresh water baths and a coating of Corrosion X on all metal parts and electronics. See for yourself. Here’s a link to an amazing video showing just how effective Corrosion X can be: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4z8QMgTEA4

CBMYC will provide fresh water and a sprayer during the regatta to help keep your RC Lasers clean and salt-free.

Corrosion X or another great product Speed X can be purchased from Amazon or the Corrosion X website. http://www.shop.corrosionx.com/SpeedX-770001.htm

More details and links available in the article here:
https://www.flitetest.com/articles/waterproofing-electronics

Corrosion X is helping to keep my boats in tip-top shape and I have no fear of Salt Water.

Eric Gregory

GREAT SATURDAY SAIL OUT, JANUARY 13TH, 2018

Wow! We just had a great Saturday sail out on Corpus Christi bay with 8 RC Lasers on the water and at least 3 more spare boats ready in case a friend or someone with serious interest dropped by!

Our great friend and future RD Sylvia Dimayuga posted some wonderful sailing photos for us in the previous post. Sylvia is a former Hobie cat racer and really knows her stuff. Best of all, she has no problem calling AMYA President, Ray Seta ‘over on starts’ which thoroughly pleases the local crowd…….lol.

The weather started out a bit cool but by noon we were in the high 60’s and even a light wind breaker just seemed too warm. To our surprise the forecasted 10-20 mph laid and we ended up sailing ‘A’ rigs for most of the day. ‘A’ rigs on CC Bay?!?!? What is the world coming too?

Since Sylvia posted sailing photos I’ll just post photos of some new additions to our venue…. (Photo #1) below shows the brand new public restrooms which were just completed. Up until now we were taking long breaks every couple of hours to allow folks to drive the 1/2 mile over to the marina facilities. That problem is now resolved. (Photo #2) shows the newly resurfaced parking lot which I can’t wait to skate on. Just in case anyone was wondering the street (Photo #3) between the parking lot and the sea wall is no longer used for car traffic. At least 3/4 of a mile of S. Shoreline Blvd has been blocked off to create a park along the beach (Photo #4) and south harbor area (Photos #5&6). Needless to say, this street is a local favorite for walkers, runners, bicyclers, and skateboarders.

After the event, Ben & Vicky joined Mike and me at a cool local restaurant which just happens to be within walking distance of the Host Hotel called ‘The Exchange’ (Photos 7-10). The food was very good and the service outstanding. We may just switch our Saturday night regatta dinner to this wonderful local establishment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Post by Sylvia Dimayuga
What started out with temps in the mid 30’s, turned into a fun cold day of sailing RC Lasers at the sea wall in Corpus Christi. Looks like we were one day too late for those 10-20mph winds. Ray says” Even a cold day of sailing  is better than staying at home taking down those Christmas lights 🎅🎄“. I am looking forward to being Race Director February 10-11, 2018 for the Salt Water Challenge RC Laser AMYA Region 5 Championship.. see yall then!

Refloating the Columbus ship La Nina

Great January weather forecasted for tomorrow’s Sail Out with 60 degree temps and 10 to 20 mph winds out of the NNE. Our RC Lasers will love this weather and the NNE winds will assure flat seas.

If you can’t find us tomorrow call: 210-313-9051 for directions. 
Sail Time is 10am to 5pm.

Hope to see you there!

Also, During Hurricane Harvey the Columbus ship La Nina partially sunk when the power went out shutting down her pumps. Here is an article and video from kiiitv in Corpus Christi about the efforts to refloat her.

http://www.kiiitv.com/mobile/article/news/local/columbus-ship-replica-la-nina-floating-once-again/503-496812171